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[audio]Fred Allen Show
Full broadcast from March 27, 1940. With guest T. (Thornton) Hee, and cast members Charlie Cantor, Minerva Pious and John Brown. This is the week after the famous "Eagle" episode where an eagle, brought by a guest, got loose in the studio.
Keywords: Fred Allen; T. Hee
Downloads: 145
[audio]Fred Allen Town Hall Tonight 37 03 17 St Patrick's Day Show
The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a hillbilly feud skit. A failed escape artist is given one more chance.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; OTR
Downloads: 199
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 43 05 16 ( 33) Are You Raising Chickens
Because of meat rationing, Freds' question for the residents of Allens' Alley is Are You Raising Chickens?  Later, a guest appearance by Frank Sinatra.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; OTR
Downloads: 281
[audio]Fred Allen
Radio shows featuring Fred Allen. Read about Fred Allen's career on wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Allen.
Keywords: fred allen; old time radio
Downloads: 123,704 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(7 reviews)
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 42 05 24 ( 72) Vaudeville
Fred spends time ribbing the latest Jack Benny show.  News of the Week. Portland tells of her picnic with mama at the race track. Guest Jack Haley tells Fred vaudeville has returned.  Fred explains why there is no sketch for the Texaco Workshop Players.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; OTR
Downloads: 293
[audio]Fred Allen Show 48 05 23 Fred Wants To Do Bings Life Story
Fred tries to convince Bing Crosby to make a movie of his life.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comdey; Bing Crosby
Downloads: 230 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Fred Allen Show 48 11 28 George Jessel Tries To Get In The Roxy Theater
Fred and Portland take a walk down Main Street and ask people what they think of radio comedy. Georgie Jessel takes Fred to the Roxy Theater to see his new picture, but has trouble getting seats.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 17
[audio]Fred Allen 49 06 26 Henry Morgan, Mr. X
Fred and Portland walk down Main Street and ask people about summer vacation.  Fred meets Henry Morgan standing in front of a pawn shop, trying to pawn a moose head. Fred takes Henry to a bank to get a loan from a mysterious "Mr. X" who spends his summers counting his money in his private vault deep below the Chase National Bank.  You get one guess as to who Mr. X is.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Jack Benny; Comedy; OTR
Downloads: 69
[audio]Fred Allen 1940 03 20 An Eagle Escapes Into The Audience
A trained eagle escapes to the roof of the studio. The Mighty Allen Art Players satirize "The Pot Of Gold" program, with a skit called, "The Tub Of Silver."
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; OTR; Old Time Radio
Downloads: 56
[audio]Fred Allen Show 40 04 03 The Laziest Man In The World
Fred shows what happens when employees can inspect the books of their employers.  Fred meets the head window cleaner of the Empire State building. A segment on child spanking. The Mighty Allen Art Players present a hillbilly play entitled The Laziest Man in the World. [Last few minutes missing]
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 32
[audio]Fred Allen Show 40 05 29 Death Takes A Pretzel Baron
The World In Review presents a series of amateur poets. Fred interviews Elmer the "spirit" of the New York World's Fair.  The Round Table discusses: "Do you think that shorts and scanty costumes should be worn only at the beaches, or can people dress as they see fit in town?"  The Mighty Allen Art Players are interrupted by two listeners who have complaints about radio.  *Incomplete.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 8
[audio]Benny & Allen Feud Compilation - Chuck Hollander
Benny & Allen Feud Compilation-Good friends in real life, Fred Allen and Jack Benny inadvertently hatched a running gag in 1937, when a child prodigy, violinist Stuart Canin, gave a very credible performance on the Allen show, inspiring an Allen wisecrack about "a certain alleged violinist," who should hide in shame over his poor playing. Allen often mentioned his show-business friends on the air ("Mr...
Keywords: jack benny; fred allen; otr; feud
Downloads: 2
[audio]Fred Allen--The Linit Bath Club Revue/The Salad Bowl Revue - Fred Allen
Three surviving installments of the master radio satirist's earliest programs.
Keywords: Fred Allen; old-time radio; comedy; satire
Downloads: 329
[movies]Man of the Year 1935: Will Rogers - The Open Mind
Theme: biography Guest: Fred Allen & Steve Allen
Keywords: biography; comedy; Fred Allen; Steve Allen
Downloads: 2,557 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Fred Allen-Texaco Star Theater (1941-1944)
The last of the master radio satirist's hour-long comedy shows, and the return to a half-hour with the embryonic segment soon to be known as Allen's Alley
Keywords: Fred Allen; old-time radio; comedy; satire
Downloads: 1,844
[audio]Fred Allen-The Fred Allen Show (Hour of Smiles), 1939-40
Essentially a continuation of "Town Hall Tonight," the name change prompted by Allen's sponsor.
Keywords: Fred Allen; old-time radio; comedy; satire
Downloads: 703
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 42 12 06 Allen's Alley Begins
Fred and Portland take their very first trip down Allens' Alley, to ask who makes the better coffee, President Roosevelt or Mayor LaGuardia.  Guest Georgie Jessel.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Texaco Star Theater; Comedy; OTR
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[audio]Fred Allen--The Fred Allen Show (1945-1949)
The surviving installments of the master satirist's final series, on NBC, for Blue Bonnet Margarine and Tetley Tea through 1947 and Ford Motor Company in 1948-49. Including the "Allen's Alley" for which he's remembered best---with announcer Kenny Delmar as Senator Claghorn, Parker Fennelly as Titus Moody, Minerva Pious as Mrs. Nussbaum, and Peter Donald as Ajax Cassidy, with Alan Reed as Falstaff Openshaw in the first several installments...
Keywords: Fred Allen; old-time radio; comedy; satire
Downloads: 13,434 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Fred Allen--Town Hall Tonight (1935-1939)
The classic series by radio's master satirist. Including the classic "Town Hall News" and the Mighty Allen Art Players.
Keywords: old-time radio; Fred Allen; comedy; satire
Downloads: 1,102 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]The Fred Allen Show 45 12 30 Radio Shows In Russia
Fred and Portland head down to Allens' Alley to ask "How do you fell about Mayor La Guardia's return to private life?".  Fred talks with Gregory Ratoff about what American radio shows would sound like in Russia.  The program ends early, and listeners are transferred to the Cafe Zanzibar for the music of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.
Keywords: Fred Allen Show; Fred Allen; Duke Ellington; Comedy; Music; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 15
[audio]Biographies In Sound 56 12 18 A Portrait Of Fred Allen
Jack Haley narrates "A Portrait of Fred Allen", an audio biography of Fred, who had died earlier in that year, with clips from his shows, and recollections of his life by the people who knew him.
Keywords: Biographies in Sound; A Portrait of Fred Allen; Fred Allen; Biography; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 56
[audio]Fred Allen - Town Hall Tonight - November 27, 1935
Episode of Fred Allen's "Town Hall Tonight" from November 27, 1935.
Keywords: Old Time Radio; Town Hall Tonight; Fred Allen; Fred Allen Show
Downloads: 2,934
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 41 02 26 Western Union
Fred presents the News Of The Week and interviews victims of unscrupulous loan merchants, and then interviews a Loan Shark. Kenny Baker gets in character for the western sketch, changing his name to Bad Bill Baker, and changes Portland Hoffa into an Indian named Little Field Mouse. The question for the Texaco Roundtable is, "Should boys and girls consult their parents before getting married?" And the Texaco Workshop Players perform their version of, "Western Union"...
Keywords: Fred Allen; Texaco Star Theater; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 22
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 40 12 25 Otto Hottendorf
Announcer Jimmy Wallington doesn't appreciate having to work on Christmas. The Texaco News presents people involved in the new Sixth Avenue subway that just opened.  Fred interviews sausage stuffer Otto Hottendorf. Fred and Portland talk about their Christmas presents. Kenny Baker is disappointed to learn there is no Santa Clause. The Texaco Workshop Players present a murder mystery.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Texaco Star Theater; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 16
[audio]Fred Allen 48 05 23 Bing Crosby The Life Of Bing Crosby
The question for Allens' Alley is "What are you doing about your radio listening".  Fred has read a book about Bing Crosby, and decides to visit Bing to try and convince him to make a film of his life.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Bing Crosby; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 45
[audio]The Fred Allen Show 46 01 20 A Movie On Fred Allens Life
The question for the residents of Allen's Alley is "How are you coping with the meat shortage."  Fred tells about a meeting he had with Georgie Jessel, who wanted to do a movie on Fred's life.
Keywords: Fred Allen; George Jessel; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 3
[audio]Fred Allen Show 45 11 25 Brooklyn Pinafore
The question for Allens' Alley is; "What is your reaction to the Presidents health plan".  The DeMarco Sisters sing "In The Middle Of May".  Guest Leo Durocher joins Fred in a baseball-themed opera entitled "The Brooklyn Pinafore".
Keywords: Fred Allen; Leo Durocher; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 19
[audio]FRED ALLEN - TOWN HALL TONIGHT - DEC. 30, 1936
This is the programme featuring violinist Stuart Canin, age 10, where Allen inadvertently begins a feud with Jack Benny.
Keywords: OTR; Old Time Radio; Fred Allen; Jack Benny
Downloads: 54
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 41 05 28 The Great Studio Economy Wave
Texaco News interviews a cranberry grower who complains about the President moving Thanksgiving, then a pet shop owner whose business is going to the dogs.  Next is a Deli owner who switches to southern food. Fred's guest is a horse dentist who discusses his work. Kenny Baker goes into the matrimonial business with a con man. The Texaco Workshop Players present "The Great Studio Economy Wave," or "Everybody Got A Salary Cut, and The Boss Was The Knife Of The Party." 
Keywords: Fred Allen; Texaco Star Theater; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 5
[audio]Fred Allen 1940 03 27 Guest T Hee Who Killed Mack Borden
Freds' guest T Hee is the director of Walt Disneys' Pinocchio, and tells how it was made. Fred takes us to Tin Pan Alley for the Mighty Allen Art Players play, the murder mystery "Who Killed Mack Borden".
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 26
[audio]Bob Hope Show 50 02 07 From The Vine Street Playhouse With Fred Allen
Bob returns from Washington D.C. and Doris Day meets him at the airport.  Bob grabs a taxi driven by an out of work Fred AllenFred tells Bob that radio is dead because of television, and neither wants anything to do with it. But later, both Fred and Bob show up at an ad agency in hopes of getting into television.
Keywords: Bob Hope; Fred Allen; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 49
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 41 02 19 Lindy Lindemann, Restauranteur
The Texaco News discusses higher meat prices. Fred interviews Broadway restauranteur Lindy Lindemann. Kenny Baker claims he was captured by Indians. The Texaco Workshop Players present "Milk",  where does it come from?
Keywords: Fred Allen; Texaco Star Theater; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 11
[audio]Fred Allen Show 40 02 28 Life At The South Pole
The World in Review reports on the crowded rooming house situation. Fred interviews a man who works at the Statue of Liberty.  The Question Of The Week for the Round Table is "Do you think mother-in-law jokes should be stopped?"  The Might Allen Art Players present a drama called "Admiral Allen Was Leading A Dog's Life, So They Left Him At The Pole." 
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 10
[audio]Fred Allen 1941 03 26 The Wedlock Society
Texaco News invites poets to recite their work on the arrival of spring. Kenny Baker sings Spring in Rio. Portland informs Fred that Kenny has changed his name to Kennini Bakerino. The question for the Round Table guests is "Do you think children should be spanked".  The Texaco Workshop Players present their version of a popular radio program, Marriage Club, entitled The Wedlock Society.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 29
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 42 10 18 Orson Welles Les Miserables
Orson Welles visits the show, but not before his Personal Chief Technician arrives to check the microphone, his Acoustical Diagnostician has to check the acoustics, and his Personal Physician has to check the air quality.  After great fanfare, "Mr. Welles" enters, and confronts Fred about derogatory statements Fred had said about Orson.  Orson then asks Fred to appear with him in his play, Les Miserables, and they run through a rehearsal.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Texaco Star Theater; Orson Welles; Comedy; OTR
Downloads: 87
[audio]Bob Hope 46 10 29 Guest Fred Allen, Minerva Pious
Fred Allen and members of Allens Alley join Bob and Jerry Colonna in a play about the Ride of Paul Revere.
Keywords: Bob Hope; Fred Allen; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 43
[audio]Fred Allen 47 10 19 The Perfect Crime
The question for Allen's Alley is "Have you ever been swindled."  Fred writes a movie called "The Perfect Crime", for guest James Mason.
Keywords: Fred Allen; James Mason; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 8
[audio]Fred Allen 41 03 19 Nicotine Alley
The Texaco Workshop Players present their sequel to the hit Broadway play Tobacco Road, entitled, Nicotine Alley.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 36
[audio]Fred Allen 41 03 05 Little Red Riding Hood
Since the kids are too "hep" for old fashioned fairy tales, the Texaco Workshop Players perform Little Red Riding Hood, in Gangbusters style, and then try performing it like We The People.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 44
[movies]''Chesterfield Sound Off'' - 6 January 1952
Fred Allen was a huge hit on radio, but his TV career went over like a lead balloon, though he was a success on "What's My Line". This Chesterfield-sponsored series "Sound Off" alternated hosts between episodes. The other host (not seen here) was Bob Hope. The popularity of Bob and Fred didn't stop this show from being short-lived.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Fred Allen
Downloads: 1,601
[audio]The Fred Allen Show 1939 12 27 Dr. Allen Clinic
Robert Benchley guest stars with Fred to dissect humor and the professional humorist.  The Question of the Week on Freds' Round Table is....Should married couples take their vacations alone?  The Mighty Allen Art Players do a sketch about  Professor Allens' Mental Clinic.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 53
[audio]Town Hall Tonight 1937 03 10 Murder On The High Seas
Fred Allens' Town Hall News of the Week, Portland describes her papas' new inventions, The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a murder mystery starring the detective One Long Pan, Fred jokes about Jack Benny, a man plays music with drinking glasses, and an escape artist.
Keywords: Town Hall Tonight; Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; OTR
Downloads: 251
[audio]Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 1942 06 28 Judy Canova
In The March of Trivia, Fred interviews members of Broadway about its bad season.  Judy Canova joins Fred to talk about their old vaudeville days.  Judy and Fred perform "I Ain't Got No Body". Fred talks about his vacation plans. Last show of the season, and Freds last one hour show.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Texaco Star Theater; Judy Canova; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 31
[audio]The Big Show 50 11 05 Fred Allen And Jimmy Durante
In this very first episode of The Big Show, the entertainment is furnished by Hostess Tallulah Bankhead, with Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Jimmy Durante, Danny Thomas, Ethel Merman, and others. The highlight of the show is a sketch by Fred Allen called The Pinch Penny Show, a parody of Freds' nemesis.
Keywords: The Big Show; Tallulah Bankhead; Jimmy Durante; Fred Allen; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 19
[audio]Jack Benny Program 42 12 27 New Years Eve Skit
Jack and the gang present their annual New Years Eve "Allegorical Fantasy", with guest Fred Allen.  Bandleader Benny Goodman is also a guest, replacing an absent Phil Harris.
Keywords: Jack Benny; Fred Allen; Benny Goodman; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 34
[audio]Radio Hall Of Fame 43 12 26 New Years Message
Raymond Edward Johnson performs in a play about what Thomas Jefferson would say to this country during war, called Toward The Future.  Fred Allen appears with opera singer Lauritz Melchior, in a parody sketch along with the cast from his radio show called Life Can Be Melchior.
Keywords: Radio Hall Of Fame; Music; Variety; Drama; Fred Allen; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 9
[audio]Stoopnagle & Budd--Town Hall Tonight
Stoopnagle & Budd---Frederick Chase Taylor (a.k.a. Col. Lemuel Stoopnagle) and William Budd Hulick---were probably old-time radio's earliest pure satirists, telegraphing Fred Allen by a few years, Henry Morgan by a decade, and Bob & Ray by a couple of decades, just about. Their trademarks included poking fun at prospective (but ultimately spurned) sponsors and, especially, Taylor's knack for Spoonerisms ("This is Col...
Keywords: Stoopnagle & Budd; old-time radio; Town Hall Tonight; Fred Allen; satire
Downloads: 167
[audio]Fred Allen Show 45 10 28 Charlie Mccarthy Sues Fred For Slander
Allen's Alley Question: "How do you think women will fit into the postwar business world?"  Charlie McCarthy takes Fred to court and sues him for slander.
Keywords: Fred Allen; Charlie McCarthy; Edgar Bergen; Comedy; OTR; Old Time Radio
Downloads: 54
[audio]Edgar Bergen & Charlie Mc Carthy 45 09 02 Fred Allen
Edgar accuses Charlie of forging his name on a luncheon check.  Frustrated with his punishment from Edgar, Charlie decides to advertise for a new partner, and Fred Allen applies for the job.
Keywords: Edgar Bergen; Charlie McCarthy; Fred Allen; Portland Hoffa; Comedy; Variety; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 94
[audio]Fred Allen Town Hall Tonight 1937 12 22 Santa Will Not Ride Tonight Jack Benny
Fred interviews a Lunch Wagon operator, and then a photographer for Radio Guide. Guest Jack Benny tries to get Fred to buy his Maxwell, after they talk about their old vaudeville days. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a Christmas story called, "Santa Clause Sits Down, or Jingle Bells Shall Not Ring Tonight."
Keywords: Fred Allen; Town Hall Tonight; Jack Benny; Comedy; Old Time Radio; OTR
Downloads: 23
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